08. December 2017 · Comments Off on Competition exhaustion and Xmas dates · Categories: Uncategorized

Great nights fencing last night – a round robin with everyone fencing every one to 3 points BUT -1 point for an off target. Exhausting but everyone had a fantastic time – Thanks Andy for organising. Good to see a couple of returning fencers, one after 3 years, one after 10.

NO fencing next week (14th) it’s our Christmas meal. We’re fencing on the 21st for the last time this year

04. December 2017 · Comments Off on HFA events : Novice competition and Richard Kruse performance day · Categories: Uncategorized

Herts Fenecing Assciation have announced their first events for 2018.

New Year – Novice Championship
HFA’s novice competitions are always a great opportunity for those who have recently taken part in SAFC beginners courses to dip their toes in competition waters
Date : Sat 27th Jan 2018
Venue : University of Hertfordshire Sports Village
Price : £25
Competitors must be over 13yrs old on 1st Jan 2018, have less than 2yrs fencing experience and hold current BFA ‘compete’ membership.
Further details and registration via AllEntries.

Performance day with Richard Kruse
A rare chance to train with one of GB’s Olympic fencers, Richard Kruse is currently ranked #4 in the world, so this is an opportunity not to be missed.
Date : Sun 8th April 2018
Venue : Westminster Lodge sports centre, St Albans
Price : £40
Places are limitted to 40 so book early to avoid disappointment.
Further details and registration via AllEntries.

16. November 2017 · Comments Off on · Categories: Uncategorized

This week: Sabre night!

It is the 3rd Thursday of the month, so it must be Sabre night!

* Sabre coach available, in the form of Jon Daley, to give individual lessons.

* Beginners and Experienced sabruers welcome to join in, have lessons and compete.

* One piste dedicated to Sabre, so you’ll be guaranteed to get a good number of bouts. More pistes available as demand dictates!

Remember, if you are a member of a local fencing club and pay regularly there, you can fence with us for a £5 a night.

 

Christmas party

It is at Lussmans St Albans at 7.30pm on 14th December and places are limited to 20 people. Other halves are invited, dress code is black tie. The menu looks delicious: https://www.lussmanns.com/christmas/

Payment in advance £33(including tip) (there are a couple of supplementary items on the menu, if you are planning on having those, add the cost and 10% tippage to your payment). Please make payment by bank transfer to the club bank account, or bring a cheque/cash into the club. If making a transfer please reply to this email to confirm payment if we won’t see you before then.

 

Clubs details are:

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Christmas gifts!

Time to order your T shirts ready for Christmas, one for you, one for the person you love, one for that person who thought they had everything. Take a look at the ordering page http://www.sa-fc.org.uk/t-shirt-order/ . The club would like to make a bulk order in 2 weeks’ time ready for delivery last week in Nov. Go on, you know you want to.

 

L2 coaching course

Are you interested in a L2 coaching course? The Eastern Region (ER) committee has agreed to help ER fencers financially to attend the course (see below for details) and pass L2 coaching.

They have allocated a sump of up to £600.00 to be divided by applicants up to a max of 50% of the course fee per person.

Full details of the course are on the BFA website http://www.britishfencing.com/courses/upcoming-courses/

 

Coming-up

14th December: Christmas party

21st December: Hitchin Three Counties last match of the Comp and year! Drinks after fencing at the club. Will the bake-off return?!

28th December: Club closed

4th January: Club closed

11th January: New Beginner course starts

 

 

Hoping you have a great week!

08. November 2017 · Comments Off on Christmas party!! and other important updates · Categories: Uncategorized

Christmas party!!

It is at Lussmans St Albans at 7.30pm on 14th December and places are limited to 20 people. Other halves are invited, dress code is black tie. The menu looks delicious: https://www.lussmanns.com/christmas/

Payment in advance £33(including tip) (there are a couple of supplementary items on the menu, if you are planning on having those, add the cost and 10% tippage to your payment). Please make payment by bank transfer to the club bank account, or bring a cheque/cash into the club. If making a transfer please reply to this email to confirm payment if we won’t see you before then.

Clubs details are:

Sort 30-97-25

A/c 0078 7388

Christmas gifts!

Time to order your T shirts ready for Christmas, one for you, one for the person you love, one for that person who thought they had everything. Take a look at the ordering page http://www.sa-fc.org.uk/t-shirt-order/ . The club would like to make a bulk order in 2 weeks’ time ready for delivery last week in Nov. Go on, you know you want to.

L2 coaching course

Are you interested in a L2 coaching course:

The Eastern Region (ER) committee has agreed to help ER fencers financially to attend the course (see below for details) and pass L2 coaching.

ER have allocated a sump of up to £600.00 to be divided by applicants up to a max of 50% of the course fee per person.

Full details of the course are on the BFA website http://www.britishfencing.com/courses/upcoming-courses/ 

14th December: Christmas party

21st December: Hitchin Three Counties last match of the Comp and year! Drinks after fencing at the club. Will the bake off return?!

Hoping you have a great week!

08. November 2017 · Comments Off on SAFC T-shirts for Xmas · Categories: Uncategorized

Time to order your T shirts ready for Christmas, one for you, one for the person you love, one for that person who thought they had everything. Take a look at the ordering page.

The club would like to make a bulk order in 2 weeks’ time ready for delivery last week in Nov.
Go on, you know you want to.

24. October 2017 · Comments Off on No fencing this week, plus news and up-coming events · Categories: Uncategorized

This week: No fencing

Next week: 2nd November: Last week of the Beginners course: First week of the Intermediate

Coming-up:

14th December: Christmas party

21st December: Drinks after fencing at the club

 

Hoping you have a great week!

18. October 2017 · Comments Off on Club Comp night, beers afterwards at the White Hart Tap, plus news and up-coming events · Categories: Uncategorized

This week: Week 6 of Beginners course: Last formal night of the course plus…

This week: Club Comp night and beers afterwards at the White Hart Tap

To help the Beginners get a feel for competition, tonight is a comp night.

Next week:  26th October: Club closed… bowling anyone?

Coming-up:

14th December: Christmas party

21st December: Drinks after fencing at the club

 

Hoping you have a great week!

10. October 2017 · Comments Off on The last 3 Counties home match in the series, plus news and up-coming events · Categories: Uncategorized

This week: Week 5 of Beginners course: Revision and free fence (best of 3 hit)

Now is a chance to revise what you have learnt so far and put it into action!

This week: Three Counties Competition: Bedford at home

This is the last of the official matches, I think we only missed one against Hitchin. So, if you would like to come along and compete, please contact Matthew and he will take it from there!

Last week: 28th September: Three Counties Competition: Salle Hadelin home

Sorry, I don’t know the result…

Next week:  19th October: Last night of the Beginners course / Club Ladder trial / Going to the pub after fencing

 

Coming-up:

26th October: Club social as the hall is closed: Venue to be announced shortly

14th December: Christmas party

21st December: Drinks after fencing at the club

Hoping you have a great week!

02. October 2017 · Comments Off on SAFC – Epee night / 3 Counties home match, plus news and up-coming events · Categories: Uncategorized

This week: Week 4 of Beginners course: Basic Phrasing: 1st Counter Riposte

Things will get a bit more interesting as it becomes more of a conversation between you and your opponent! Enjoy!

This week: Epee night

This week will be an Epee night, so as well as the foil pistes, we will have at least one piste dedicated to Epee.

This week: Three Counties Competition: Salle Hadelin at home

If you would like to come along, please contact Matthew and he will take it from there.

Last week: 25th September: Three Counties Competition: Luton away

We lost the foil 7-2 and lost the Epee 6-3. Well done to Alex for trying out an away match!

Last week: 28th September: Three Counties Competition: Dacorum home

We won foil 7-2 and lost Epee 7-2, so honours even on the evening.

 

Coming-up:

12th October: Three Counties Competition: Bedford home. Please contact Matthew

19th October: Last night of the Beginners course / Club Ladder trial / Going to the pub after fencing

26th October: Club social as the hall is closed: Venue to be announced shortly

14th December: Christmas party

21st December: Drinks after fencing at the club

 

Announcements: Marketing / Social media / Website design skills

If anyone has any of the above skills and would be willing to advise the club on a voluntary basis please contact Giles.

 

Hoping you have a great week!

 

26. September 2017 · Comments Off on SAFC: Sabre night, plus news and up-coming events · Categories: Uncategorized

This week: Third week of the Beginners course: Start with a good defence

This week is all about defence.

You will learn about priority, a couple of different parries and what to do next…

This week: Sabre night

I know, it is not the third Thursday, but we missed Jon and sabre night last week, so we have decided to have sabre night this week instead!

This week: Three Counties Competition: Dacorum at home

If you would like to come along, please contact Matthew and he will take it from there.

26th October: Club social as the hall is closed: Venue to be announced shortly

14th December: Christmas party

21st December: Drinks after fencing at the club

 

Announcements: Parking

We have been advised that there has been some unruly parking by the school. I think it is mainly happening on Saturdays during the day when the school is busy. However, please note that we do need to park considerately if there is a lack of space, no parking on double yellow lines or blocking access for emergency services.

Announcements: Marketing / Social media / Website design skills

If anyone has any of the above skills and would be willing to advise the club on a voluntary basis please contact Giles.

 

Coming-up:

  • Three Counties Competition: Away match with Dacorum on 28th September. Please contact Matthew and he will take it from there.
  • Three Counties Competition: Home match with Salle Haladin on 5th October. Please contact Matthew and he will take it from there.
  • Three Counties Competition: Home match with Bedford on 12th October. Please contact Matthew and he will take it from there.
  • 26th October: Hall closed.
  • 14th December: Christmas party
  • 21st December: Drinks after fencing at the club

Hoping you have a great week!